Google - Category Archive

How to Make Second-Level Indents for Lists in Gmail

Banner Image for Blog Post showing a computer with gmail open and a bulleted list with indented items

This is a nice and easy one today. I found myself unable to figure out how to indent an item in a bulleted or numbered list further so that it was a sub-item of the item above it. Like so many things, if I had just just looked around little bit and thought about it, I would have figured it … Read More

Gmail: How to Prevent Your Signature from Getting Added to Every Reply

For years, I just assumed it was a fact of life that every time I responded to an email, my signature (and everyone else’s, too) would get added to the message. Ordinarily, you don’t actually see them. But for whatever reason, it seems that Office 365 / Outlook users don’t have the correct settings and Gmail doesn’t know to hide … Read More

Fake DDoS Attack Email

Banner and Title of the Page

In the same day, I had two clients recieve the same, fake DDoS email with a link to a suspicious Google Drive folder. The sender was different for both, but both claimed to be from a major company (in the two I saw, Intuit and Hubspot). The email seems pretty much legitimate other than a few grammar errors that seem … Read More

Get the Google Analytics 4 Tracking Code – 15-Second Tutorial

If you’ve been pulling your hair out trying to find the tracking code in Google Analytics 4, I’m going to be your hero. Steps to generate the tracking code for Google Analytics 4 Log in to your Google Analytics and navigate to the relevant account Click “Admin” in the bottom-left corner Go to Property settings -> Data collection and modification … Read More

Where did Facebook Ambient Mode for Chromecast Go?

If you’re like me, you loved using Facebook Ambient mode for your Chromecast backgrounds. But you probably noticed that it stopped working and, upon further inspection, found that the option is no longer available. I’m a bit of a photographer, and over the years I’ve amassed lots of photos of my various trips, which I share almost exclusively to Facebook. … Read More

Converting SSI / SHTM Sites to PHP in Minutes – Guide

I was recently lucky enough to purchase a local website hosting company, and I quickly discovered that about 30% of the websites used .shtm files. These SSI files used “HTML Include” directives to load additional content to each page, such as the header and footer. And they didn’t function – at all – on my servers. As it turns out, … Read More

How to De-index Individual Pages in WordPress

Title banner for the page - reads "How to De-index Individual Pages in WordPress"

For a variety of reasons, you may have some pages on your WordPress website which you need to prevent Google from indexing. There is a right way to do it and a wrong way. Maybe you’ve just received the nasty notice from Google regarding your robots.txt file and how you need to remove the “noindex” directives from within and have … Read More

Top 9 Biggest Problems with Small Business Websites

We works with tons of small businesses, and we’ve seen it all when it comes to websites. Certain types of problems come and go, but we thought we would make a list of some of the most common and easiest to fix ones. In general, we thought these were the most important ones to get right if you intend to … Read More

The Top 4 Most Important Ranking Factors for SEO

Last November, SEMrush.com made a splash with a new study alleging that the top four most important ranking factors for SEO had nothing to do with keywords or backlinks and everything to do with user behavior. Think about that. For years and years, search engine optimizers  have focused mostly or exclusively on tweaking keywords or building backlinks. And those things … Read More